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Man with replica BB gun fatally wounded by Arlington police

2 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, September 15 2019 Sep 15, 2019 September 15, 2019 10:30 AM September 15, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Police in Arlington say a man who pointed a replica BB gun at officers has been fatally wounded.

Officials say 31-year-old Nicholas Walker was shot and killed about 8 p.m. Saturday at his home in Arlington.

Arlington police spokesman Christopher Cook says officers responded to reports that a man was assaulting a victim with a baseball bat. The victim sustained injuries to his head and arms. Police say they identified Walker as a suspect but that he refused to surrender to officers.

Walker finally walked onto his front porch about 8 p.m. and produced what officers say appeared to be a handgun from his waistband. Three officers opened fire when Walker pointed the object at them and he died at the scene.

The officers have been placed on administrative leave.

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